Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

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Author: Anne Borsay,Billie Hunter

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137294167

Category: History

Page: 240

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Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.

Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole

Novel, Play, Film

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Author: Chris Hopkins

Publisher: Liverpool English Texts and St

ISBN: 1786941147

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Love on the Dole (1933), the iconic novel about 1930s British working-class life, has a significant place in British cultural history. Its author, Walter Greenwood, went from unemployed Salford man to best-selling writer, and the novel has never been out of print. The 1935 stage adaptation was said to have been seen by three million people by 1940, including the King and Queen. Greenwood proposed a film adaption in 1936, but the story was pronounced too 'sordid' and depressing' by the British Board of Film Censors. However, in 1940 the Ministry of Information decided that this story of pre-war economic and social failure should be filmed as a contribution to the 'people's war'. It was widely regarded as one of the best British wartime productions - and all three versions of Love on the Dole were frequently referenced during wartime debate about how a reconstructed post-war society should make a repetition of the 1930s impossible. This study explores in detail what made this important text so influential, analyses the considerable differences between the novel, play and film versions and places the public response to Love on the Dole in its full historical context. It examines Greenwood's whole literary career and his continuing success until the 1960s: casting new light on his subsequent novels, plays and non-fiction works, few of which have received critical attention.

Advanced Nursing Practice

Changing Healthcare in a Changing World

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Author: Thomas David Barton,Douglas Allan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137207744

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Advanced Nursing Practice is a topical and emergent area of developing health practice, but as an area that is still developing it can also be seen as one of uncertainty. Advanced Nursing Practice seeks to pave the way to a better understanding of ANP by providing a comprehensive overview of its evolution, including practice, theory and core concepts. Written by leading experts with extensive experience in the field it provides practical guidance as well as a review of the current clinical, strategic, educational and research developments. Chapters range from exploring the organizational challenges in ANP and the impact of technology, to assessment, clinical decision making and career development. This is an essential resource for Advanced Nurse Practitioners, their educators and mentors, and is a valuable resource for undergraduate student nurses, registered nurses and service managers.

Coming Home

How Midwives Changed Birth

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Author: Wendy Kline

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190232536

Category: History

Page: 320

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By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births took place in the hospital, and the trend was increasing. By 1970, the percentage of hospital births reached an all-time high of 99.4%, and the obstetrician, rather than the midwife, assumed nearly complete control over what had become an entirely medicalized procedure. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an explosion of new alternative organizations, publications, and conferences cropped up, documenting a very different demographic trend; by 1977, the percentage of out-of-hospital births had more than doubled. Home birth was making a comeback, but why? The executive director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publicly noted in 1977 the "rising tide of demand for home delivery," describing it as an "anti-intellectual-anti-science revolt." A quiet revolution spread across cities and suburbs, towns and farms, as individuals challenged legal, institutional and medical protocols by choosing unlicensed midwives to catch their babies at home. Coming Home analyzes the ideas, values, and experiences that led to this quiet revolution and its long-term consequences for our understanding of birth, medicine, and culture. Who were these self-proclaimed midwives and how did they learn their trade? Because the United States had virtually eliminated midwifery in most areas by the mid-twentieth century, most of them had little knowledge of or exposure to the historic practice, drawing primarily on obstetrical texts, trial and error, and sometimes instruction from aging home birth physicians to learn their craft. While their constituents were primarily drawn from the educated white middle class, their model of care (which ultimately drew on the wisdom and practice of a more diverse, global pool of midwives) had the potential to transform birth practices for all women, both in and out of the hospital.

Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920

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Author: Christopher Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134873840

Category: History

Page: 120

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Christopher Lawrence's critical overview of medicine's place in the development of modern Britain examines the significance of the clinical encounter in contemporary society. * first short synoptic study of its kind * breaks new ground by bringing together specialised scholarship into a broad argument * shows how the medical profession created a very specific role for itself * relates medicine to general social policy

The history of the health care sciences and health care, 1700-1980

a selective annotated bibliography

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Author: Jonathon Erlen

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1028

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5004 entries to selected monographic and serial literature that guide the reader through the history of science and technology. International subject coverage. Introduction discusses sources of references. Arrangement is by MeSH (1980) subject headings. An asterisk indicates an academic thesis or dissertation. Each entry gives the bibliographical information and brief annotation. Index.

Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

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Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626395

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Scottish history is undergoing a renaissance. Everyone agrees that an understanding of our nation's history is integral to our experience of its present and the shaping of the future. But the story of Scotland's past is being told with little reference to gendered identities. Not only are women largely missing from these grand narratives, but men's experience has tended to be sublimated in intellectual, political and economic agendas. Neither femininities nor masculinities have been given much of a place in Scotland's past or in the process of nation-making. Gender in Scottish History offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700, viewing some of the main themes with a gendered perspective. It starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised and that national histories have a tendency to be gender blind. Each chapter engages with one key theme from Scottish historiography, asking what happens when women are added to the story and how the story changes when the meanings of gendered understandings and assumptions are probed. Addressing politics, culture, religion, science, education, work, the family and identity, Gender in Scottish History proposes an alternative reading of the Scottish past which is both inclusive and recognisable.

Social change and everyday life in Ireland, 1850-1922

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Author: Caitriona Clear

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847796656

Category: History

Page: 206

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Men and women who were born, grew up and died in Ireland between 1850 and 1922 made decisions - to train, to emigrate, to stay at home, to marry, to stay single, to stay at school - based on the knowledge and resources they had at the time. This, the first comprehensive social history of Ireland for the years 1850-1922 to appear since 1981, tries to understand that knowledge and to discuss those resources, for men and women at all social levels on the island as a whole. Original research, particularly on extreme poverty and public health, is supplemented by neglected published sources - local history journals, popular autobiography, newspapers. Folklore and Irish language sources are used extensively. All recent scholarly books in Irish social history are, of course, referred to throughout the book, but it is a lively read, reproducing the voices of the people and the stories of individuals whenever it can, questioning much of the accepted wisdom of Irish historiography over the past five decades. Statistics are used from time to time for illustrative purposes, but tables and graphs are consigned to the appendix at the back. There are some illustrations. An idea summary for the student, loaded with prompts for future research, this book is written in a non-cliched, jargon-free style aimed at the general reader.

Maternal and Neonatal Nursing

Family-centered Care

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Author: Katharyn A. May,Laura Rose Mahlmeister

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1199

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Medicine Through Time

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Author: Nigel Kelly,Bob Rees,Paul Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435308414

Category: Medicine

Page: 144

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Part of a series designed to meet the requirements of the revised GCSE syllabuses, this foundation pupil's book looks at medicine through time. Students explore topics by investigating key issues and there is exam practice at the end of each unit.